Hey all, sorry for the hiatus for the past one month.
It has been really tiring to juggle school, work and ministry at the same time. Thank God for His strength that I can do all things (Philippians 4:13), and thank God for his mercies which are renewed every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23). From now onwards, majority of my posts will be posted via my handheld as I simply don’t have time to sit down and blog!
Through Bible School, I come to the realization that there is much I don’t know about the Bible and about God. And here I was, thinking I already know a lot!
One of the outcomes of Bible School for me was wanting to read the Word of God (Bible) more to know (Ginosko = know Him by experience) more about God.
In the story of Moses, there was this part which I never notice before.
1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. 3 Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”
4 So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”
It says in verse 3-4, Mose said, “I will now turn aside and see.. Why the bush does not burn.” So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him..
The lesson I learnt here was that God is always calling out to us. If we are willing, God is always wanting to use each and everyone of us! But we must first be willing and avail ourselves to ‘turn aside’ to Him.
Pastor shared yesterday that God doesn’t really need us (to spread the Gospel, etc). If He has a need, then He isn’t God anymore! Even though God purposefully showed His Glory (The Burning Bush) where Moses would see when he walk past, but God doesn’t force Moses (us) to turn and fix our eyes on Him. Quoting from Pastor Kong: “Freewill is a realm that even God and satan cannot touch.” If Moses saw the Burning Bush and was simply indifferent about it, God wouldn’t have mind, really.
Instead, God is looking for people who are willing to come to Him. Then God will say to us “I will come and use you.” And because Moses made up his mind to heed God’s call, God then saw it – and call him!
But the precedence must be that we do not turn from Him when we hear His call.
Ask yourself today, has God called you recently? Have you been ignoring His calls?
(P.S. If you can’t see God’s ‘signs’ or call over your life, pray to Him to open your eyes. Elisha prayed and ask God to open his servant’s eyes to see the chariots of fire (2 Kings 6:17). He who has eyes, let him see! (Matthew 13:16))